Stress Leads to Eating High-Fat Foods

Stress, specifically chronic stress, can lead people to take comfort in eating high-fat foods, according to a new study. Get the details in this report from WLS News.

high fat foodIt’s commonly known that many of us like to eat when we feel stressed. But a recent survey confirms that people under chronic stress take comfort in high-fat foods more often than they should.

Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco polled more than 600 overweight and obese women about stress and eating habits. Chronic stressors included ongoing domestic and financial problems.

The results showed that the chronically stressed women were more likely than others to eat foods high in fat for comfort.

These same women were proven more likely to try willpower and skipping meals to get a handle on their affinity for fatty fare. Of course, these methods usually don’t work, and they tend to compound an eating problem.

Study author Lisa Groesz said people who eat because of chronic stress should learn to distinguish real hunger … from emotional hunger. Video plays below.

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